West Ham and Arsenal want Antonio Valencia, says his agent

Anthony Martial of Manchester United celebrates scoring his sides third goal with Antonio Valencia of Manchester United and Henrikh Mkhitaryan of Manchester United during the Premier...

West Ham United and Arsenal are interested in Antonio Valencia, says the Manchester United player’s father and agent.

Luis Antonio Valencia of Manchester United and Pedro Obiang of West Ham United duing the Premier League match between Manchester United and West Ham United at Old Trafford on August 13,...

West Ham United and Arsenal are interested in Antonio Valencia, the Manchester United star’s father has told El Universo.

Valencia, who can operate as a right-back or as a right-winger, is out of contract at United at the end of the season.

BBC Sport recently reported that the Ecuador international will leave the Red Devils in the summer transfer window after the club decided not to trigger an extension option.

 

The former Wigan star’s father and agent, Luis Valencia, has stated that the 33-year-old will not be at Old Trafford next season, and has claimed that West Ham and Arsenal are among the clubs who want to secure his services in the summer transfer window.

Luis Valencia told El Universo, as translated by The Sun: "He definitely will not continue in Manchester.

“He wants a change in the air and the club is not going to renew him either. Like everything in life, everything comes to an end.

"Arsenal, West Ham, Inter Milan and one club from China are options, but in football everything is changing.

“He wants to choose the best option, but above all he wants to sign a contract for two years.”

 

Interestingly, West Ham had already been linked with Valencia. According to a report in The Sun in February, West Ham manager Manuel Pellegrini will make a move for the Ecuador international in the summer transfer window if Pablo Zabaleta decides to leave.

West Ham are ninth in the Premier League table at the moment with 42 points from 31 matches.

West Ham United's Manuel Lanzini and Manchester United's Luis Antonio Valencia during the Premier League match between West Ham United and Manchester United at London Stadium on January 2,...

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